This Steak Fajita Quesadilla is a copycat version of Chipotle’s viral fajita quesadilla, but instead you can easily make it at home and save some money!
If you’ve been on TikTok lately then chances are you’ve seen the ‘hack’ for this Fajita Quesadilla from Chipotle. It became viral thanks to popular TikTok foodies, Keith Lee and Alexis Frost.
Basically it’s the steak quesadilla with fajita veggies. Many customers were ordering it and Chipotle decided to officially add this quesadilla with fajita veggies to their menu.
I bought into the hype and ordered it the other day, and well lets just say I wasn’t impressed. I got a small cupful of fajita veggies on the side, even though I ordered them with the quesadilla, and only a few pieces of steak.
It was mainly lots of cheese and a large portion of tortilla. Honestly not worth the $12 price tag. So here’s my version of a better steak fajita quesadilla 🙂
Simple quality ingredients are all you need, and I was able to make 3 large quesadillas from this.
- Shredded Cheese
- Large Flour Tortilla
- Green Bell Pepper
- Red Onion
- Good Cut of Steak
- Seasoning (chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper)
On TikTok, part of the hack is to ask for the honey vinaigrette and mix it with sour cream for a dipping sauce. I decided to mix store-bought salsa with sour cream, for a quick sauce. If you have extra time, then try my chile de arbol salsa.
How to Cook the Steak
I went with a ribeye steak, since I wanted something tender without having to marinade it. Similar to my no-marinade Carne Asada Recipe.
I did a quick spice blend to rub on the steak right before cooking it.
Get a cast iron skillet nice and hot, I did not add any oil. Place the steak and cook for 3 minutes on each side.
If your steak is thinner or thicker adjust the time and use an instant thermometer to get an accurate temperature reading. Allow the steak to rest before slicing.
How to make the Quesadilla
Remove the steak from the skillet, add some oil and the sliced bell pepper and onions. Cook until they become softened. The leftover seasoning from the steak will add delicious flavor.
Heat the skillet over medium-high heat and place a large flour tortilla in the center. Add a handful of cheese, fajita veggies, and sliced steak, and top with more cheese.
At Chipotle, they make a square quesadilla by folding the sides over, then fold the top and bottom to meet in the middle. If that’s not your jam, then just make a half circle quesadilla.
Use a spatula to flip the quesadilla over and cook the other side for about 1 minute or until the tortilla is golden.
Serve the Steak Fajita Quesadilla warm as is or with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole. Because guac isn’t extra at home!
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Steak Fajita Quesadilla
- Mix all the spices together and rub on both sides of the steak.
- Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once it starts smoking add the steak and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired temperature is reached. (use an instant meat thermometer to check)
- Remove the steak from the skillet and let it rest before slicing.
- In the same skillet, lower the heat to medium, add oil, then add the sliced bell peppers and onions. Cook until they are softened.
- Remove the cooked bell peppers and onions and set aside. Either wipe the skillet clean or use a new comal or skillet to make the quesadilla.
- Heat the skillet on medium high heat. Place a flour tortilla in the center. Add ½ cup cheese, peppers, onions, steak, and top with another ½ cup of cheese.
- Either fold the tortilla to make a half circle or make a square by folding the sides, top, and bottom to meet in the middle.
- Use a spatula to flip the quesadilla over and cook for another minute or until golden. Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole.
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